this is our alliance, transatlantic alliance. to remain credible and effective, we need that turkish leadership. there is an ethic that all 20 of us are equal, and that is the way it should be. we operate by consent, so if we decide to go in afghanistan, as we did, and we voted and sent military force to afghanistan, as we subsequently did, they all had to agree. iceland, the military, luxemborg, a small military, they are as important as the united states, and that is as it should be, but there is a leadership circle. there always has been. it is based on military weight and influence and global capacity. turkey has never been in it or allowed to be in it, and what we are suggesting is by a strategic decision the united states, france, germany decide that turkey decide to be in that leadership circle.